Take classes, do a credit-bearing internship, and live in Boston through the Colleges' Collaborative Internship Program (CIP). Participants take two 400-level courses: “Communities of the Heart: The Sociology of Communities” and “Integrative Seminar: Organizational Theory and Practice,” and work at an internship site 15-20 hours per week.
To qualify, students must have an overall GPA of at least 2.7. The credit is applicable to a major if a student's adviser approves it. The Boston CIP program is only a three-credit program. Students who need a fourth credit to stay on track for graduation are recommended to pursue an Independent Study.
Students live together in an apartment either in Cambridge or nearby suburbs. All apartment locations are within easy access to public transportation and come fully furnished. Families pay regular tuition costs plus room (but not board). There is also a $500 off-campus programs fee. Students must provide their own funds for food, travel/commute, books and other living expenses.
This year's application process for the CIP program is quicker and easier than ever before. Application forms as well as detailed information on the worksites and internship projects are available in the Career Services Office, on the first floor of Trinity Hall. Completed applications must be returned with a resume and a personal statement of interest, skills, and goals for the experience for each site. All the paperwork must be turned in by 5 p.m. on Friday, March 25, for consideration in the fall '05 term.
The applications will then be brought before a Faculty Review Committee. Students chosen will be interviewed over the telephone during the first week of April and, if accepted, will register for this internship and Boston classes in mid-April.
This program is limited to 10 participants each semester.
For more information contact Mary Schneiter, internship coordinator, at ext. 3887 or firstname.lastname@example.org.